Graduated 1973

For 24 years, Bernard served the citizens of Natchitoches Parish as Clerk of Court. In that role, he sought NSU students to hire them in positions at the court and became a friend of the School of Business by volunteering his time for Future Business Leaders of America district meeting annually hosted at NSU.  Bernard diligently works with the collegiate sponsor of Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate version of FBLA, to ensure that the students that come from all over the state are successful at NSU.  Bernard was recently elected state senator for District 31 which includes all or parts of Natchitoches, Sabine, Red River, Winn, Grant and Rapides parishes.

Bernard is a life-long member of First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches and a 1973 graduate of NSU. He has been married for the past 44 years to Gayle Haworth Bernard. They have three children and four grandchildren.